HOW TO ASSIST A MEMBER IN FILING A GRIEVANCE PDF
The following FCEA members serve on the Grievance Committee.   They are to provide support to site reps and members.

Committee Member:

Leanne Linares: Co-chair llinares@fcusd.org

[RC] 9-12/Cordova HS
(916) 294-2450

Jeannette Sansenbach: Co-chair jsansenb@fcusd.org

[Folsom]  K-6/ Sandra J.Gallardo ES
(916) 294-9170

Pam Ball pball@fcusd.org

K-6/Rancho Cordova ES
(916) 363-4874

Angela Turner aturner@fcusd.org

6-8/Sutter MS
(916) 294-9035

See you site representative if you are a member needing assistance regarding a potential grievance. The following steps should be taken:

1.     Document the date/time the incident occurred with as much information as possible about the incident.

2.     Note the specific contract provision that has been violated.

3.     Contact a Grievance Committee liaison [above] with the information to review the issue and determine whether there are grounds to begin the grievance process.

4.     If a violation of the contract is believed to have occurred, and if the grievant has not already conferred with the supervisor regarding his/her concern, advise the grievant to schedule an informal conference with the supervisor as soon as possible. The grievant has a right to have the site rep attend the informal conference and the rep has a right and is encouraged to be there.

5.       If the grievant is not satisfied with the outcome of the informal conference, provide the grievant with a copy of the FCEA/FCUSD Grievance Form [available on the FCEA website].  Instructions for filing the grievance and the subsequent appeals process are outlined on the form.  [Step One of this form MUST be submitted within 10 working days of the informal conference with the supervisor].  MAKE COPIES OF THE SIGNED GRIEVANCE FORM FOR YOUR RECORDS AND FOR THE GRIEVANCE COMMITTEE CHAIRPERSON.

6.       Notify and send to the Grievance Committee Chairperson for your area, a copy of the grievance form that was submitted.

7.       If the site rep and grievant determine that the incident is not grievable, please complete the FCEA Concern Form [available on the FCEA website] and forward it to the Grievance Committee.

*** PLEASE NOTE THE STRICT TIMELINES FOR FILING AND APPEALING GRIEVANCES.